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breaking news. right off the top, we start news out ofg arlington, va., where police are investigating the death of two found inside an apartment at of 19th and culpeper streets. us thatare telling
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the deaths are suspicious. video from the scene. police are not saying any more. we will continue to follow this story and have the latest starting at 5:00. >> we will update this story the newscast if we get more information. five people are being treated injuries after an accident on a metrog escalator. this happened during the plaza. fant is the status on the scene? this was a frightening earlier today during hour. i arrived at the scene moments after the accident took place bloodu could see on the platform and escalator. . ke a look at the video you see one of the victims of here. d out five people in all were injured and three were taken to hospital.
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by metro that during peopleur this morning, were riding the escalator when a perhaps a piece clothing snagged a strip of metal on the side of the escalator. that brought everybody down behind her in a domino effect. we do believe from the blood we platform and some people may have been cut as a result of the trip. significant strip of metal, about 10 feet long that came off. no idea how it was wedged out or how the bag might have snagged many writers are doubting that theory right now. doubting thats now. right way to yourn your theination and all of of metalis big piece flies off and people were injured. and they shut down -- one less escalator working.
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metro officials spent most of figure out trying to did take place here. investigators were on the scene and theyt the morning shut down the escalator. we are told three people were and two othersal hurt at the scene. >> that is -- >> we are learning from metro that the blue line between foggy bottom and arlington natural -- arlington national cemetery, a got sick and there are delays. >> a student is under arrest after threatening to go on a rampage at the school. been following this story in upper marlboro. just moments ago, the 19- guilty to twoed counts involving first in his
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of a telephone and second, disturbing the business of a school. was a former honors student at the university of maryland. the judge has decided to defer hearing depending on his behavior and is allowing to take off this gps and stay home as as he keeps to his 9:00 curfew and takes his medications. also agreed to 200 hours community service. the centers on an incident from when he posted on several sites he wanted to go on a in kill enoughe make national news. the sentencing has been on hisd, depending behavior. understand the state the state's not -- attorney is not going to ask for jail time. a resolution could come this
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case of the man shootingf congresswoman deborah giffords. into jared loughner competency begins at 10:00. he is expected to plead guilty the january 2011 shooting six andat killed wounded 13 others. we are following the case in our newsroom and we will have the starting at 5:00. > not to the latest at the temple shooting -- now to latest. are some stories of heroism. the temple's president -- family heors told his page with the only he could find, a butter knife. >> my father went after that guy him and let stop to safety. get >> the police lieutenant, brian who was ambushed remains
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condition colleagues treatment atd first so the first responders other victims. he had been shot eight times. >> a rough commute for hundreds morning. this interstateident on after a paving crew knocked downpower lines, shutting traffic in both directions. then there was a serious crash on interstate 66 in fairfax county. to a halt. raffic police say a pedestrian was hit on the shoulder of the road. the person was flown to hospital with life-threatening injuries. now reopened. today marks the first day of a very long journey toward congestion on interstate 95. officials broke ground on the wave of express lanes. we have more on this story. this is the section of 95
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hov lane and and the public begins. choice, which pay hov?to continue on the this stretch has given drivers headaches for decades. off the -- often time it takes 45 minutes to get two or 3 miles. >> today, they were literally breaking ground on the next phase of the construction project, hoping to ease the congestion. >> it's about getting small businesses to be more productive timearents spending more with their kids. it's about tourists coming to virginia. the idea is to build expressway's by converting the lanes to toll lanes with the cost as much as $5 during peak times. cs -- theyt keep the speed at 55 miles
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an hour. the lanes will start after bowl and run into stafford county. commuters to frequent the are not exactly willing to pay out of pocket. your not ping to drive somewhere. you are paying for parking. it's really like another tax. the expressway will go all down to fredericksburg. officials wanted extended north but arlingtont, officials noted that idea down. -- of voted that idea down. a first look at after athe repairs landslide swallowed up a couple of houses. two couples were forced from their homes after the structures were deemed uninhabitable. the show of support from the community has been tremendous. we had hoped something good
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out of this. we had no idea what that would be, but we have seen a lot of good from the situation. >> the church and its neighbors nearly $70,000 to help. >> we are getting ready for in the '90s with pop up storms still blooming. -- still looming. >> we have some storms across in st. george county. but first let's look at the temperatures. a thin veil of clouds overhead but still warm. 83 in washington. a little cooler in winchester. 79 along that the water at chesapeake beach. a few thunderstorms south of washington in central virginia and down in southern maryland.
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here is your travel forecast -- have the heat out west. 104 degrees in dallas. more comfortable in boston -- 80 degrees this afternoon. >> on the campaign trail, mitt romney is on the road again and time he's traveling in the president backyard. up a stop in elk illinois and also has a campaign ad accusing getting aobama of reform signed by president clinton. obama campaign calls that a distortion of the facts. the president released a new ad the from the's record while at bain capital. no campaign events today for the president. a fund-raiser washington tonight. to pilots learned a tough lesson about restricted airspace around air force one. f-15 fighter jet intercepting
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over long island forcing to land. police met a pilot on the ground another plane over newhe no-fly zone haven connecticut. it was allowed to continue to its destination. faces the music the massive power outages. tv shows could be for what parents called the bedtime battle. a newborn snatched and put bag. tote but a piece of technology stock the would be kidnapper. i got the chance to start my own business.
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asking for your to find this 12-year-old girl. seen around 10:00 the 4900 block of mckinley street in temple held. anytime 8 -- temple hills. missing, 12-year-old concern,cause for police say. a woman is behind bars after trying to steal a newborn from a hospital. she disguised herself as a nurse, walked into the maternity recovery ward and had a bag tried to userently baby out of the hospital. she told the mother the her way to see a showeranted to take to that effect. the mother got up and went to shower and she took the inside the put it tote bag. police say the woman did not make it far. a security device warned staff
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that the baby was summer it be. d not that locked the doors and the elevators. please do not have a motive. a new study links children's television had its to sleep. there is a potential between violent television and coarsely. children who watched a violent television had a harder time night andleep at the morning. replacing that content with age thempriate content helps sleep better. lost power on june have their chance to take concerns directly to the power company. the publicrst up at hearings. speak at the montgomery courthouse. hearing will be held in largo. next week our is the following week. a new poll shows that 42% of
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people wish they could pick a different power company compared 8%r bge customers and of dominion customers. with a look at our forecast. some heavy rain fall down in willern maryland and we talk about those rates. all of us around the beltway northward, we can expect a dry afternoon. i have a beautiful time lapse the first at least frame. isn't that pretty? look at that pink color to the clouds early this morning. put it into motion in the pink replaced byd is gray. but the gray clouds did move out bit and we have a thin overcast overhead the metro area with cinder clouds overhead. it is still bright outside and or 15 outral tan
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there. at the rainfall total. the front was nearly stationary this morning. helen, md., almost half an inch. quantico, 0.1 inches. areas of light rain and moderate rain and isolated rain just close to tall timbers. a downpour along the throughghway here shiloh. one downpour that hardly moving. other than that, we are pretty much dried everywhere else. within the viewing area, we are otherwise dry. look how heavy the rain was, especially in charles county. a nearly stationary shower.
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even more widespread showers to south because of a cold front and stationary boundary to the south of washington. because that boundary is to the why southerns maryland and parts of central is where you will see the action. nothing severe is expected. 85 now that reagan national. 88 degrees in frederick. a little break from the humidity. lucky on the beltway. a few thundershowers and in culpeper, you can more pop-up showers later on today. partly cloudy tonight and warm with in the mid-70s. tomorrow is going to be a repeat
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with late day here and they're popping about a 30% chance of you that. we will be in the low to mid rest of the work week. friday, we could have some widespread stronger thunderstorms. >> thank you very much. america's fab five bringing homet at more hardware. bringing homet at over the next four months, you ve a choice to make.
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not just between two political parties, or even two people. it's a choice between two very different plans for our country. governor romney's plan would cut taxes for the folks at the very top.
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roll back regulations on big banks. and he says that if we do, our economy will grow and everyone will benefit. but you know what? we tried that top down approach. it's what caused the mess in the first place. i believe the only way teao cree an economy built to last is to strengthen the middle class. asking the wealthy to pay a little more so we can pay down our debt in a balanced way. so that we can afford to invest in education, manufacturing, and home-grown american energy for good middle class jobs. sometimes politics can seem very small. but the choice you face, it couldn't be bigger. ♪ i'm barack obama and i approve this message. america's fab five in their
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competition in london. if youhould warn you be surprised to night, button right now. about 10 minutes ago, aly raisman took home the gold medal. and we will show you how gabby douglas farrah on the balance beam. for just a moment, there shut -- balance beam, but for gabby douglas, she flipped off the beam and finish second to last. things did not go so well for rafalca -- co-owner and romney is expected to head home, possibly prompting mitt romney his running mate. here's one thing you don't want the german athlete at
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0.4 the back flopped. not fare much better on five men did not the past golding medalist. usain bolt coasted to 200 meters. he says it will make him a legend. these will be the most successful olympics for great britain in more than a century. it sparked huge national pride. more stiff upper lip. we are british. it's really great this year we can actually get behind everybody. , the 100is week hurdles and the u.s. beach toleyball teams will try advance. et's look at the medal
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count. china continues to lead the way but the u.s. is not far behind. great britain is in third place. japan holding onto fifth place. that show of businesses sex marriage. and online lesbian and gay magazine put out the idea to support businesses that are for marriage quality. starbucks is one of many listed as supporters of lgbt rights. still ahead, a final look at the
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more pictures coming in from mars. getting a first color curiositys from the rover. pictures showing the descent to the surface. is starting its second day search forion to signs mars could have support of life. is expected to provide a about half an hour from now. if you pop up storms south of washington. more stormed chances just about everywhere across the region. thursday and friday, we could have a stronger storms. otherwise, a few downpours south of washington and in the 90s week. for joining us. we will see backed
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